About This Festival
Downtown Chain of Parks along Park Avenue East of Monroe St.|E Park Ave & N Calhoun St, Tallahassee, FL | Map
From the Organizer
LeMoyne's Chain of Parks Art Festival, in its 21st year, is the Big Bend Region's premiere outdoor fine art festival. Outdoor festival with Artists in the Parks on April 17-18, 2021. Located in downtown Tallahassee along Park Avenue, just east of Monroe Street, the festival is free and open to the public. Visitors view and purchase amazing one-of-a-kind works from 160 fine artists from all over the US while enjoying a weekend of fun, fine art, local culinary delights, children’s pop-up art studios, community partners and live entertainment. Art, culture and local heritage abound at the festival with reenactments of Jacques Le Moyne, the first European artist to visit Florida and sketch images of the natives and local flora and fauna, pop-up studios for children and adults to experience making art, the community's best entertainers on the stage and much more. In 2021 the Festival is offering a number of new programs including a city-wide exhibit of impressionist artist Karl Zerbe's works called, Zerbe Zelebration! Visitors will be able to attend in-person as well as virtual exhibits from April 9-18 throughout Tallahassee. The public will be engaged through a social media initiative called "Show Us Your Z!" asking collectors to post images and stories about their Zerbe pieces. Our 2021 Presenting Artists at FSU's Opening Nights is Michael Rosato, muralist, who will speak about his experiences especially related to his mural of Harriet Tubman. Hatch Show Print artist Jim Sherraden is offering two print making workshops on April 15-16 available with registration. These workshops will be held in person at the LeMoyne gardens in downtown Tallahassee and virtually. Always held on the third weekend of April (on the 4th if the 3rd is Easter), the festival is held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm. A wide variety of local foods are offered by the region's food trucks and restaurants as well as a bar serving craft beer, wine, Mimosas, Bloody Mary's and more. Begun in 2001, the festival has grown each year adding more fun artful and cultural experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Now nationally ranked in the top 100 fine art and design shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, for five years in a row and #1 in 2017, making it a must visit for anyone living or visiting North Florida or South Georgia.